Here’s a short news update from my part of the world:
«As a selected photographer you are hereby invited to participate to showcase your portfolio at Henie Onstad Art Center 11-12. May and at the group exhibition at Nordic Light Festival 1-5. May.»
«Som utvalgt fotograf er du herved invitert til å delta ved portfoliovisningen på Henie Onstad Kunstsenter 11-12. mai og på gruppeutstillingen på Nordic Light Festival 1-5. mai.»
I will exhibit a handful of portraits and I’m looking forward to it.
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter: http://hok.no/
Nordic Light Festival: https://www.nordiclightfestival.no/
During the spring I’ve re-edited some of my old material from Jerusalem and today I uploaded around 100 of those photos to Flickr.
Most of the photos haven’t been shared before. Naturally my photography skills have improved a lot since then, but some of the material is still good in my opinion. Here’s a few of the photos and you can find the rest on Flickr.
שוק מחנה יהודה
Halwa captured at Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, Israel.
That was the food, now here’s some music:
I’ve posted a B&W portrait of these two young girls before, but I thought I’d share this colorful gallery too. Enjoy these street portraits:
Here’s the previously posted B&W portrait: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/street-portrait-of-two-young-girls/
In a previous post in this blog I mistook a Greek Orthodox Bishop for being an Armenian Priest. I don’t want to do the same mistake again, so this is just a photo of a priest, a bishop or whatever. He’s probably Greek… I’m not sure, but I can say for sure that he was in Jerusalem at the time that this photo was taken.
It’s a long time ago since I’ve visited Jerusalem, so you can consider this street portrait as an entry for «Paula’s Thursday’s Special: ‘traces of the past’».
A street photo from Jerusalem with a street vendor selling fresh fruit.
Surrounded by walls in Jerusalem.
העיר העתיקה, ירושלים,
The theme for #photo101 today is Solitude, so I thought that this photo of a nun in The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the capital of Israel, Jerusalem, would be suitable.
According to psychologytoday.com, Solitude is the state of being alone without being lonely. It is a positive and constructive state of engagement with oneself. Solitude is desirable, a state of being alone where you provide yourself wonderful and sufficient company.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, or the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a church within the Christian Quarter of the walled Old City of Jerusalem. The site is venerated as Calvary (Golgotha), where Jesus was crucified, and also contains the place where Jesus is said to have been buried. The church has been an important Christian pilgrimage destination since at least the 4th century as the purported site of the resurrection of Jesus. (source: Wikipedia)
On this photo one person is obviously ascending, while the group of people in the background are descending. There’s some noise in this photo because I had to shoot at a high ISO in order to capture the scene in the poor light conditions. I didn’t want to remove too much of the noise in the post-processing, because then the image tends to be too soft and smooth.
Did you know that in Hebrew, when one is going to Jerusalem, they use the expression *to ascend to Jerusalem*? לעלות לירושלים
The expression עלייה – Aliyah, used when someone moves to Israel on a permanent basis, is also rooted in the same verb.
This is my second entry for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week, where the theme is Cover Art.
For this week’s Photo Challenge, stimulate your creative process and imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine. Would the image inspire us to take a peek through the pages, listen to the music, or buy a ticket to the show? Would it strike a chord with viewers, making them reflect on or revisit memories of places, people, and experiences?
Early one morning, while the sun was rising, someone sat down for a rest on a bench in Jerusalem. Little did he know that a photographer was lurking in the bushes…
If you like B&W photos, have a look at Leanne Cole’s blog and her Monochrome Madness! posts: http://leannecolephotography.com/
Another street photography for Jo’s Monday Walk. This one was shot in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Jo takes us for a Monday Walk every Monday. This photo was shot on one of my morning walks in Jerusalem. Check out Jo’s post for more: http://restlessjo.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/jos-monday-walk-fountains-abbey-and-studley-royal/
Here’s a street portrait from the market in Jerusalem.
This portrait photographer in Jerusalem suggested that I should use a Polaroid camera. “It’s much better than those new digital cameras”, he said.
I met this photographer as I was walking around in Jerusalem, he sold Polaroid pictures as a way of making ends meet. I felt like I had to support a fellow photographer, so that’s a photo of me that he’s holding in his hand.
Check out “Jo’s Monday Walk post” for more walks: http://restlessjo.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/jos-monday-walk-gliding-high/
I shot some street portraits of these wonderful officers on my last visit to Jerusalem.
I was passing by and asked them if I could take their photos, they both agreed and I shot 5-6 shots. These are the two best ones, which I’ve turned into black & white for Leanne & Laura’s «Monochrome Madness» post.
- Leanne’s post: http://leannecolephotography.com/2014/08/06/mm23-monochrome-madness-23/
- Laura’s post: http://lauramacky.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/sunflower-light-monochrome-madness/
This post is a «multiple entry post» with links to other bloggers. I shot this early one morning on my latest visit to Jerusalem.
Feel free to check out my fellow bloggers:
Sometimes, when you’re on the move, you need to sit down and relax. I sat down at this sheesha place in The Old City of Jerusalem – the capital of Israel. my thought was to sit down and smoke nargileh (a Middle Eastern tobacco pipe in which the smoke is drawn through water) with fruit tobacco, but as it turned out, this was a sheesha place. I’ve always thought that sheesha and nargileh is synonyms for the same thing, but as it turns out nargileh is the fruit version, while sheesha is the strong, pure tobacco version. The taste of sheesha was disgusting: it tasted like tobacco – strong tobacco, almost like a cigar, but I found the whole scene interesting, so I took these shots. They’re all shot on ISO 6400 because of the poor lighting conditions.
This spring I spent a few weeks in Israel where I, among other things, did a photo shoot (you’ll find one of the photos in the link section at the bottom of the post). When I was there Kathryn at vastlycurious.com asked me about the shtreimel. I’d figured that I’d use the answer I wrote her as a separate post, so here’s the explanations on this famous Jewish fur hat. The fur hat is called a shtreimel, which is a Yiddish word: שטרײַמל.
«Monochrome Madness!!» is the brainchild of Laura Macky and Leanne Cole – two fantastic photographers and bloggers. The above photo is my entry for their challenge and it was shot in Jerusalem during the holidays Pesach/Easter 2014.
«On Top» is the theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week. I’m currently in Israel and here you can see the hat fashion in Jerusalem. I don’t have lot of time to catch up with blogs these days, but I’ll be back in action soon. In the meantime, you can check out more top notch photos here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/on-top/
Shabbat Shalom! שבת שלום
Edit: Make sure to check out this post too: http://observations-of-a-canary.com/2014/04/17/williamsburg-stroll/ It was totally accidental. Thanks to themofman.wordpress.com for pointing it out!